Contact

Judy Hudson, PhD
Director of ECED
Office: 1628D
Phone: 566-3246

Mary Schumacher-Hoerner
ECED Instructor
Office: 1844
Phone: 566-3064

Early Childhood Education

Program Plan

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Catalog 2014-15: AA.ECED

Catalog 2013-14: AA.ECED

Catalog 2012-13: AA.ECED

Catalog 2011-12: AA.ECED

Early Childhood Education
3.0 credits ECED-120: Guiding Young Children
Explores various theories of child guidance and the practical application of each. Provides developmentally appropriate methods for guiding children and effective strategies and suggestions for facilitating positive social interactions. Appropriate strategies for preventing and dealing with violence, aggression, anger, and stress will be included. Emphasis is placed on helping children become self-responsible, competent, independent, and cooperative learners.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits ECED-145: Health, Safety and Nutrition
Provides information related to standards and practices that promote children?s physical and mental well-being, sound nutritional practices, and maintenance of safe learning environments. Students gain knowledge necessary for creating safe learning environments for decreasing risk and preventing childhood injury.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits ECED-150: Professionalism
Provides a broad-based orientation to the field of early care and education. Early childhood history, philosophy, ethics and advocacy are introduced. Basic principles of early childhood systems are explored. Multiple perspectives on early care and education are introduced. Professional responsibilities such as cultural responsiveness and reflective practice are examined.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
5.0 credits ECED-175: Curriculum Dev Through Play - Birth to 4
Play at the center of the curriculum in developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. It addresses content that is relevant for children birth through age four in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways of integrating content into teaching and learning experiences. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IFSP's is included. Curriculum development in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health, science, social skills, and adaptive learning for children, birth through age four, is emphasized.
Prerequisites: ECED-225 and ECED-145. ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ECED-222: Intro to Reading & Literacy
Designed to prepare early childhood professionals for promoting children's emergent literacy and reading development. The course addresses ways in which early childhood professionals can foster young children's phonemic awareness, literacy problem solving skills, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and language development. Strategies support the emergent literacy and reading skills of native speakers and English language learners.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ECED-225: Child Growth & Development
Provides students with the foundation for becoming a competent early childhood professional and knowledge of how young children grow, develop and learn. Major theories of child development will be integrated with all aspects of development. The adult's role in supporting each child's growth, development and learning will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ECED-235: Family & Community Collaboration
Examines the involvement of families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in early childhood programs. Establishing collaborative relationships with parents and others involved with children in early childhood settings are discussed.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and RDNG-113 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ECED-255: Assessment of Children
Familiarizes students with a variety of culturally appropriate assessment methods and instruments, including systematic observation. Students will develop skills for evaluating the assessment process and involving other teachers, professionals and families in the process.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: SP
5.0 credits ECED-275: Curriculum Dev & Impl Age 3 to Grade 3
Focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum content in early childhood programs, age 3 through third grade. Development and implementation of curriculum in all content areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health and emotional wellness, science, motor and social skills, is emphasized. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of the children with special needs and the development if IEP's is included. This class includes a 75 hour practicum placement in an accredited and instructor approved early care and education center in addition to the regularly scheduled class meeting times. Students may be required to pass a background check.
Prerequisites: Take ECED-225, ECED-120, and ECED-145, Minimum Grade C. ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: SP

For more information, please call Judy Hudson, PhD at (505) 566-3246. Or send an email to HudsonJ@sanjuancollege.edu.